Biomimicry, a science based on the long-accumulated wisdom of
nature, is one of the most powerful allies we've enlisted in our
quest for sustainability. Not only has it inspired us to create
more efficient products and technologies, but it has also impacted
the way other companies approach product innovation.
Because nature can offer solutions beyond product design,
organizations like Biomimicry 3.8 Institute are inspiring and
facilitating the incorporation of biomimicry into classrooms by
providing educators with prepared teaching modules. Meanwhile,
programs like Green Apple, an initiative from the Center for Green
Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, seek to enrich
students' learning experiences by supporting the design,
construction and operation of sustainable educational environments,
including both what is taught and where it is learned.